BALANCE Early Education's staff have "persevered through the pandemic, coming dressed to work in an armour of positivity and passion", according to the centre's manager.
The Windradyne early learning centre celebrated its third birthday recently - two years of which have been spent navigating the complexities of the COVID era.
Owner Darlene Wadham said the early education service had enjoyed watching kids journey from leaving their parents for the first time as infants to growing, learning and entering preschool as young children.
"Our entire team have an incredible focus on families and children, and we are proud of every one of them," she said.
Balance opened in a new wing of the Westpoint Shopping Centre in January 2019 as part of the Westpoint complex's multi-million dollar renovation and extension.
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To celebrate the third birthday milestone, Balance gathered quotes from staff, parents and children and displayed them on balloons that were hung all around the rooms as well as enjoying COVID-safe treats.
Ms Wadham said Balance had, despite the challenges COVID presented, continued to provide children with a safe learning space and had developed close relationships with parents.
Centre manager Molly Gallop said she was proud of how the educators and the early learning facility continued to operate during the pandemic to provide balance to working families in the community.
"We are so proud of our phenomenal team who have persevered through the pandemic, coming dressed to work in an armour of positivity and passion," she said.
She said those at the early learning centre are looking forward to what lies ahead.
Ms Gallop said though COVID hasn't been easy, the staff are determined to continue providing the best service possible.
"We are so grateful to have a dedicated team of early childhood professionals who have focused projects upon community outreach, sustainability and finding creative ways to care for those less fortunate in our community," she said.
"[And] we are so excited to involve children in these projects."